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Casting Call: The Caron Butler Movie

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Updated: July 30, 2017

 

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Apparently, this is a real thing. TMZ reports that producer Mark Wahlberg is fully invested in bringing a Caron Butler biopic to the big screen:

Mark Wahlberg is GOING BIG in his search for the perfect director for the Caron Butler biopic — we’re told he’s lasering in on 3 names … Peter BergSpike Lee and Barry Jenkins.

Wahlberg has been gung ho about the project since securing the rights to make a movie based on Butler’s life story last year.

The story is incredible … Butler overcame a hard life as a drug dealing youth who was arrested more than 15 times to become an NBA champion.

Our sources tell us the first draft of the script is complete and Wahlberg’s team has been in contact with all three directors. We’re told the plan is for Wahlberg to have a major role in the flick.

To help speed up the production process, TAI would like to  offer casting suggestions for the Washington years:

 

 

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